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Clean Your Gas Cooktop

Clean your gas cooktop to keep it looking new. Follow the instructions below on how to properly clean and care for your gas cooktop.

Be sure the electrical power is off and all surfaces have cooled down before cleaning any part of the cooktop.

Warning

Read the Following Warnings Before Attempting to Clean Your Cooktop

  • Do not use a steel-wool pad or abrasive cleaner, which can scratch or damage the surface.
  • Do not remove the cooktop surface to clean it. The gas lines leading to the burner manifolds can be damaged, resulting in a fire or system failure.
  • Do not pour water into the cooktop well while cleaning the cooktop. This could leak down into the cooktop gas and electrical systems creating a risk of electrical shock or high levels of Carbon Monoxide due to corrosion of the gas valves or ports.
  • Do not spray any type of cleaner into the manifold holes. The ignition system is located in those holes and must be kept free of moisture.
  • Do not clean the cooktop or stainless steel parts with:
    • Caustic lye (sodium hydroxide) or cleaners containing this chemical
    • Hard or steel wool pads
    • Abrasive materials or chemicals

Cooktop Surface

  1. Turn off all surface burners.
  2. Remove all burner grates after the burner grates cool down.
  3. Clean the cooktop surface using a soft cloth.
  4. After cleaning the burner components, reinsert them back into place. Then, place the burner grates into position.

Stainless Steel Surfaces

  1. Remove any spills, spots, and grease stains using a soft, wet cloth.
  2. Apply a stainless steel cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend to a cloth or paper towel.
  3. Clean one small area at a time, rubbing with the grain of the stainless steel if applicable.
  4. Dry the surface using a soft, dry cloth.
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 as many times as necessary.

Control Knobs

• Do not remove the spill protector when removing the knobs.
• Do not clean the control knobs in a dishwasher.
• Do not spray cleaners directly onto the control panel. Moisture entering the electric circuits may cause electric shock or product damage.

  1. Pull out the knobs off the control valve stems.

    Make sure all surface burner knobs are in the OFF position.

      

      

  2. Clean the knobs in warm, soapy water. Then, rinse and dry them thoroughly.

      

  3. Clean the stainless steel surfaces using a stainless steel cleaner.

      

  4. Re-attach the knobs to the control valve stems in the OFF position.

      

        

Burner Grates and Components

If food spills run into gaps of the burner components, remove the burner cap and head. Then, wipe up the spills.

Turn off all surface burners and make sure they have all cooled down.

  1. Remove the burner grates.
  2. Remove the burner caps from the burner heads.
  3. To reveal the starter electrodes, remove the burner heads from the valve manifolds.
  4. Clean all removable grates and burner components in warm, soapy water.
  5. Rinse and dry the grates and burner components thoroughly.
  6. Place the burner heads back to their proper positions on top of the manifold valves. Make sure a starter electrode is inserted through the hole in each burner head.
  7. Place the burner caps back to their proper positions on top of the burner heads. To ensure proper and safe operation, make sure the burner caps lie flat on top of the burner heads.
  8. Re-attach the burner grates in their respective positions.
  9. Turn on each burner and check if it operates properly. After verifying that a burner operates normally, turn it off.

Burner

• Do not wash any burner parts in a dishwasher.
• Do not use steel wool or scouring powders to clean the burners.

Burner Caps and Heads

  1. To clean the burner caps and heads, remove the burner caps and heads.

    Before removing the burner caps and heads, remember their size and location.

      

      

  2. Wash burner caps and burner heads in hot, soapy water. Then, rinse with clean running water.

    The brass parts of your burner will change color with use. However, this will not affect performance. You can clean the brass parts with a brass cleaner.

      

  3. To remove burned-on food particles, use a plastic scouring pad.

      

  4. To unclog the small holes in the burner head, use a sewing needle or twist tie.

      

  5. After cleaning the burner caps and heads, confirm that the burner port openings aren't plugged. Then, place the burner caps and heads in the same location.

      

Burner Bases

    The burner bases cannot be removed for cleaning.

      

  1. Make sure water does not get into the burner bases and the brass gas orifices.

      

  2. Wipe the burner bases with a damp cloth. Be careful not to scratch, deform, or damage the bases.

      

      

  3. Make sure to fully dry the burner bases before using them.

Electrodes

• Do not attempt to remove the electrode from the cooktop or burner bases.
• Do not clean the white ceramic part with an emery board.
• Be careful not to push in any cooktop controls while cleaning the cooktop. A slight electrical shock may occur which could cause you to knock over hot cookware.

  • Be careful not to push in any cooktop controls while cleaning the cooktop.

      

  • A slight electrical shock may occur which could cause you to knock over hot cookware.

      

  • Make sure the white ceramic electrodes in the cooktop are clear of soil and dry.

      

  • Clean the metal part of the electrode with a soft cloth. Do not use water to clean the igniters.

      

  • Before reassembling the surface burners, push down gently on each of the white ceramic electrodes to make sure they are pressed against the burners bases.

Grates and Wok Grate

Do not clean the grates or wok grate in a dishwasher as doing so may damage them.

  1. Remove grates when cool.

             

        

  2. Remove the burner caps.

        

       

  3. Remove the burner head.

       

      

  4. Grates should be washed regularly and after spillovers.

      

  5. Wash grates in hot, soapy water. Then, rinse with clean water.

      

  6. Clean the cooktop surface using a soft cloth.

      

  7. When you are done cleaning, reinsert the burner components, Then, place the burner grates back into position.

           

       

Cast-iron Griddle

The cast-iron griddle is only available for NA75K7550.

   

Cleaning the Cast-iron Griddle

  • Rinse with hot water. Then, dry it thoroughly.

      

  • Before cooking, prepare the surface with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

      

  • After cooking, clean the griddle with a stiff brush and hot water.

      

  • Using soap is not recommended and harsh detergents should never be used.

      

  • Store in a cool, dry place.

CAUTIONS

  • If something has spilled under the griddle, it should be cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent “baked on” food soil.

      

  • Do not allow grease to accumulate under the griddle as it can be a fire hazard. Clean under the griddle with hot soapy water as soon as it cools down.

      

  • Do not place the griddle in a microwave.

      

  • Do not wash in a dishwasher.

      

  • Always turn off all surface burners before removing the griddle. Use caution when handling a hot griddle.

      

  • Do not clean the griddle in a self-cleaning oven.

Burner Head and Cap Replacement

Dual Burner Head

  1. Orient the burner head so that the opening for the electrode lines up with the electrode.

      

  2. Install the burner head so that the electrode passes through the opening for the electrode. Make sure the burner head lies flat on the stove top.

Round Burner head

  1. Orient the burner head so that the opening for the electrode lines up with the electrode.

      

  2. Install the burner head so that the electrode passes through the opening for the electrode. Make sure the burner head lies flat on the stove top.

         

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